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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
GUARD:  A Consent and Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Fraternities and Sororities
Please encourage your chapter members to participate in our program.  We believe this is a great proactive step your chapter can take to help address the issue of sexual assault on campus.
Date:  February 19th
Time:  10:00am-3:00pm.  
Location:  David Kinley Hall (DKH)

A limited number of spots are available for each chapter to send 1-2 members to participate in this important and transformative program. Those who are interested should sign up no later than Tuesday, February 14th at 11:59pm by filling out the following form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9547676

For any questions, please contact Molly McLay, Assistant Director of the Women's Resources Center mclay1@illinois.edu or Andrew Hohn, Associate Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs ahohn@illinois.edu for more information

Walk As One  
Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department are looking for student volunteers to join them as they walk through the campus town area distributing alcohol safety and general safety information to student residences. Walk As One will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd. We are excited to have been asked to have fraternity and sorority members engage in this volunteer work as both a way to interact with our local police officers as well as distribute alcohol safety information to the student body. Help us make this a successful collaboration! Please email fsaffairs@illinois.edu and let us know how many chapter members are able to volunteer. (Example Email: “Beta Beta Beta will have 15 volunteers.”) We will be back in touch with the chapters that are volunteering with the meeting location and any other relevant details.

Certified Housing Spring Semester Meeting 
(This meeting is mandatory for all chapters with a certified house)
Date: Thursday March 16, 2017 
Time: 5:00pm -7:00PM 
Location: SDRP Room 2025-AB
This workshop is intended for the undergraduate Chapter President or House Manager. If one of these officers cannot attend, please send an undergraduate substitute to take notes and communicate the workshop discussions with the appropriate officers. It is an expectation from Certified Housing and Fraternity & Sorority Affairs that all chapters with a certified housing unit attend this meeting. IFC chapters with houses: It is an expectation in the IGI that one member attends this meeting 

Campus and Community Announcements 
The Illini Union and State Farm Center is currently exploring possible artists to perform at Spring Jam 2017 - but we need your help.  
We ask that you take a short survey at: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4249791 to help us narrow down our potential artist list. Please note, that none of these artists has confirmed availability or willingness to perform at Spring Jam but are included to help us identify options that University of Illinois students may be most interested in seeing.

The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:   
Mental Health 101: Dimensions of Mental Wellness
Date: February 14
Time: 
7:00pm
Location: 
406 Illini Union

2017 Classic Europe Graduation Trip   
Class of 2017: In just a few short months, you will be a University of Illinois graduate! Before settling into that new job or graduate school, grab a few friends and embark on an unforgettable trip overseas (May 29-June 8)! Visit London, Paris, the French Riviera, Rome, Pompeii, Greek islands and Athens.

Book with a friend and pay in full by Feb. 28, 2017, and save up to $100. Solo travelers save $50. Learn more or to reserve your space today! 

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and operated by AESU Alumni World Travel.

Diversity & Leadership Summit
Date: February 19
Price: Free and Lunch and snacks are provided
To register:

  • Visit: http://leadership.illinois.edu/login and log-in with your University of Illinois NetID
  • Click “Registration” on the left hand panel
  • Select “Workshops”
  • Select “Diversity and Leadership Summit” from the dropdown list and click “Register”

To learn more about the guest speaker please visit http://www.drceciliasuarez.com/

Apply Now!  
Apply to be on the Subcommittee on Student Conduct or the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct!  

Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students and faculty to enhance their academic experience. In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills, and to improve communication skills. Some students who have served on the committee have achieved great success in law school and other professional careers. Many students felt that their experience on the committee made a definite positive impact on their abilities to interview articulately and confidently. Many faculty members have said that they have appreciated the opportunity to work with students on the committee and to gain a better understanding of the challenges students in our community face.

You can find more information and the application here: http://www.conflictresolution.illinois.edu/subcommittees/default.asp

Are you interested in teaching your peers about diversity at UIUC?
The Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional (SJEP) program provides students with facilitation skills and deepens their understanding of racial equality and social justice issues through training courses.

Applicants must make a 3 semester, 11 Credit hour commitment from Spr.2017-Spr. 2018
Applications are due on a rolling basishttps://go.illinois.edu/SJEPApplication

Save The Date!  Conexiones:  Student and Alumni Networking Event
Date:  March 11, 2017
Time:  11:30-1:30pm
Location:  Alice Campbell Alumni Center  
This event provides students an opportunity to network and connect with seasoned Latino/a professionals who are able to offer career advice.

Volunteer Opportunities 
Serve to Lead
Join student leaders from across campus and our guest speakers for this service leadership event. Facilitated by the Office of Volunteer Programs, this training will help participants build connections, develop new skills, cultivate passion, create social change, and more. This experience is meant for passionate volunteers, members of service RSOs, and student leaders. This is a free event for Illinois students. Lunch is provided. Limited spots available, apply now!
Date:  Friday, February 10, 2017
Time:  12-2pm
Location:  Illini Union 104
Price:  Free (and lunch is provided)
For more information contact the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs at ovp@illinois.edu

Mark Your Calendars!

February 19:  GUARD

February 22:  Walk as One

March 15:  Grade Release Cards Due

March 28:  Greek Oscars